Visiting Medical Students
South Alabama students have first priority in selecting elective rotations. Because of the timing of preparing the schedules of our own students, we will begin to take action on applications from extramural students for an upcoming year around the first of April. Ultimate approval to study at South Alabama rests with the Office of the Associate Dean for Medical Education & Student Affairs in consultation with the department in which a student requests to study.
Visiting medical students from foreign & Caribbean medical schools are not accepted for audition electives; however, these students can apply for departmental interviews through ERAS.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine will be using VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service, to receive all visiting student applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on April 15, 2014. To apply to our institution, please complete and send us a VSAS application for your preferred Audition Elective through www.aamc.org/vsas
Feel free to look over the VSAS information website at the link below:
Many of our departments have Step score minimum requirements to be able to apply for their audition elective/s. This information will be posted in VSAS under the comments section.
Medical students from U.S. accredited Allopathic or Osteopathic medical schools MUST have passed USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1. Approved visiting medical students for U.S. Allopathic or Osteopathic schools must not dilute the educational experience of our residents or medical students, so approval is contingent upon availability of blocks and slots in our M4 courses. Course block dates and availability are limited.
Visiting M4 Students must have the USA Immunization Form complete and uploaded into VSAS.
Please be advised:
The prospective visitor must make his or her own arrangements for housing and transportation. Public transportation in Mobile is very limited. An automobile is a necessity. The University of South Alabama has been added to the search site Rotating Room. RotatingRoom.com is a sublet website created by medical students for medical students. Used by dozens of medical schools, hundreds of hospitals, and thousands of students around the country.
Evaluation/ Grade Forms: Visiting Students are responsible to bring their school's evaluation/grade form with them and give it to the course director/preceptor to complete BEFORE the last day of the rotation. USA College of Medicine Medical Education & Student Affairs office does not assume any responsibility for any evaluation/grade forms for visiting medical students.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine reserves the right to cancel the rotation/s for any visiting student giving them notice by email at least 30 days in advance.
For more information, please contact the Visiting Student Coordinator at: M4VS@southalabama.edu